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Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock)

March 21, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211
Title
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Havell plate no. 211
Date 
1821; 1834
Medium 
Watercolor, oil, pastel, graphite, gouache, black ink, and collage on paper, laid on card
Dimensions 
Paper: 36 3/16 x 25 3/8 in. (91.9 x 64.5 cm)Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Object Number 
1863.17.211
Gallery Label 
Audubon reworked foreground in oil just before Havell engraved this picture in 1834.
Bibliography 
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group